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Archive (Tag: PHI)

May 28, 2018 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Proactively reporting breaches to the IPC

As our office is always trying to improve our processes, we have recently formalized the way we treat privacy breaches that are proactively reported to our office. Proactively reporting a breach means that when a public body or trustee learns of a privacy breach in its organization, it reports it to our office. While not... read more

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May 16, 2018 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Exs Beware!

The Commissioner has recently issued two investigation reports where employees of a trustee snooped in the personal health information of their ex’s new partners. In both cases, the Commissioner found that the employees did not receive privacy training. It is understandable that emotions can run high following a break up.  The urge to find out... read more

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April 12, 2018 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Who signs for an adult?

Two of my staff were giving a presentation to an organization who has both children and adults in its care. Questions were asked about who could sign for the adult (18 or older) when that adult may not have capacity to sign or consent.  This question took me back to the work I did for... read more

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April 9, 2018 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst and Deepa Pawar, Early Resolution Officer

Wait! Protect that phi in your waiting room!

I think everyone has had the following experience.  You’ve been sitting in you’re physician’s waiting room for 20 minutes.  You’ve checked all of social media apps on your smart phone twice and none of the magazines on the table have attracted your attention.  So you sit there quietly observing the sights and sounds around you. ... read more

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